Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

Young Adult: You Can Go Home Again (But Maybe You Shouldn't?)

When a ghost writer of a failing young adult book series heads back to her hometown, things go... poorly. Very, very poorly. If you thought Charlize Theron was a monster in Monster, you should see her in Young Adult.


Don't let the name fool you; Young Adult is a dark comedy of the highest order, with a trifecta of devilishly clever of talents associated with it: writer Diablo Cody, director Jason Reitman, and supporting actor Patton Oswalt. At its heart it's an immorality tale; lives are ruined, nobody learns anything, everything breaks. But cutting through the bleakness is a wry humor that lets you identify with these people from a safe distance, and laugh along as their worlds crumble.

There are worse ways to spend an hour and a half, although the same can't be said for the characters in it. [Amazon Prime, Netflix]


Share This Story

Get our newsletter


Ivan Reitman didnt direct it, his son Jason Reitman did


also, my dad was on set when charlize theron goes to office depot (he's a manager in the district and they wanted him to help overlook the store). According to him, charlize is a bit of a b word